When the weather cools down, it’s natural for our bodies to lean away from cold foods like salads, smoothies and even fresh fruit. We crave warmth and nourishment we can feel all the way down to our bellies. However, if we’re not eating those same fruits and veggies, it’s important for older adults to find other ways to eat nutrient-packed foods this winter.
Soup is the perfect warming meal to load up on nutrient-rich vegetables, and this ground turkey white bean soup recipe is packed with carrots, kale and beans. It’s also rich in fiber and protein to keep seniors full throughout the day. Additionally, the softened, cooked texture of the ingredients makes this an easy meal for seniors with crewing issues.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 large carrots, chopped
- 3 kale leaves, chopped
- 1 can no-salt-added white beans, rinsed
- 16 ounces ground turkey
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- In a large pot, heat oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
- Add carrots, kale and beans. Sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add ground turkey. Sauté until turkey browns.
- Add broth and water.
- Bring soup to boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!